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motherhood and balance

Motherhood and the Illusion of Balance

Last week, I got home from work after an overnight shift to learn that my daughter had thrown up just a few minutes prior. The nanny filled me in on all the details, and my first thought was “Man. I missed it.” Which is, admittedly, a strange way to react to vomit. Nevertheless, there I […]

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parenthood and humility

Parenthood: An Exercise in Humility

When we finally got our first kid sleeping through the night, we basically felt like parenting experts. We had read books together and followed them religiously. And it had worked. The night before we implemented The Plan, she woke up 8 times and ate twice. A little over a week later, we kissed her goodnight […]

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Ode to the Uptight Mom

Ode to an Uptight Mom

From where you sit, the afternoon light beams in, pleasantly illuminating the flowers on your dining room table. Then your gaze drifts down to the floor, where tufts of dog hair catch the light as they are blown around by the ceiling fan breeze. You sigh, irritated. Dust surrounds you: in your lampshade, under your […]

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life hacks for a new year

6 Life Hacks for a New Year

Welcome to another brand new year. This season is ripe with reflection and resolutions. Everyone I know is eager to wipe the slate clean and begin again with renewed vigor. Gyms are packed. Calendars and planners are flying off the shelves. It seems like an opportune time to reinvent oneself.  More often than not, a […]

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apple crumb pie

The Aroma of a Memory: Apple Crumb Pie

Like most basic white girls, I eagerly await the advent of fall. The crispness in the air is positively life-giving after a long, sticky summer. Everything feels fresh and new, which is the epitome of irony, given that fall is the beginning of the end.  The Danish concept of hygge, pronounced “hoo-guh” and defined as […]

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